We bring you weekly podcasts that alternate between conversational, education and interview-style episodes, all based on topics that originated from our own mastermind group.
We’ve noticed that sometimes we simply want to listen in on someone else’s story, other times a good how-to is exactly what life ordered, and other times the business journey of another woman is the inspiration needed to tackle the day.
Podcast #20: The Art of Relationship Building
BE Willing to do the Work. We all experience social anxiety at some point in our lives and it goes with the territory of being social creatures in a society that is making the convenience of isolation even easier to attain. For those times when we need to get out and make actual connections, for business or personal goals, what are some steps you can take to make the journey less stressful and more meaningful?
When we sat down to hash out how some of the best around us formulate relationships it boiled down to a few key things. . . (more)
Podcast #19: AmyK Hutchens Life Happens One Convo At A Time
BE Bigger, Badder, Better. AmyK is a kick-ass-take-names thought leader. We chat with her about blind spots, prioritization, Theta time, and asking bigger, badder, bolder questions–techniques we can all use. She’s the Founder of AmyK International, Inc., an executive development firm focused on leadership, healthy team cultures, and innovative thinking. She travels the world helping senior executives lead and collaborate more effectively.
Imagine the excitement we had when we dove into AmyK Hutchens book, The Secrets Leaders Keep! I mean who doesn’t like a good secret. . . (more)
Podcast #18: Relationship Blunders
BE Self-Forgiving. Today we’re talking about relationship blunders; scenarios that we wish we could go back and redo and highlight what it is we learned from it so that going forward, hopefully, we can learn from it and not do it again.
We all have those instances in life where we want to yell out, “Wait, can I get a do-over?!” We talk about our real life screw ups and what we’ve learned from them, and from others. . . (more)
Podcast #17: Own Your Power
BE Self-Aware. Ris Higgins is a leadership coach, change agent, and innovative thought leader. She is the co-owner and Vice-President of Leadership Outfitters, a leadership coaching company that she founded with her husband, Joe Esparza, in 1992. We speak to Ris about the difference between Powerful Personal Accountability and Powerless Personal Accountability, where she offers insights and real-life applications, not just theory.
Geez, Ris Higgins totally knocked our socks off. Picture the studio with the four of us leaning in, completely hanging on every word as Ris shared. . . (more)
Podcast #16: Project Manage Me
BE Managing. Today’s episode is all about project managing your work so you and/or your team share your brilliant ideas with the world on time and at the level of quality you’re expecting. We talk about how to develop a clearly defined path to getting from A to B and how to create project timelines so you can bring your projects to completion to make your deadlines.
When it comes to your projects you can either manage them or let them manage you. Or, let’s face it, never even get started. . . (more)
Podcast #15: Learning to Celebrate Success
BE Celebratory. Often times we forget to celebrate our success and we get caught up in focusing on failure or loss. Sometimes simple acknowledgment allows you to be in that moment to appreciate the effort or accomplishment. Whether your wins are big or small, learning to celebrate your successes can reinforce the behaviors you’d like to repeat.
There are a lot of things in life that are hard, we get that, but celebrating a success shouldn’t be one of them. . . (more)
Podcast #14: Dance as a Weapon for Social Change
BE a weapon for change. Vandana Hart is the creator and host of We Speak Dance, airing on Netflix global on January 1, 2018. Vandana has found that dance is the most powerful way to unite people, transform lives, and act as a weapon for social change.
We speak to Vandana about her experience as a United Nations advisor on women’s rights and youth empowerment and how that led to her finding her purpose in dance and creativity . . . (more)
Podcast #13: Strongly Vulnerable
BE Vulnerable. Why do we find power in our own vulnerabilities and how do we expose them despite our fears? Today’s conversation focuses on finding the perspective to recognize how your vulnerability gives you strength.
If you could see the looks on our faces each time we sit in front of the microphone and the little “record” signal goes on, you’d probably find it comical. Our eyes go wide, breathing stops and we freeze . . . (more)
Podcast #12: Social Anxiety
BE Aware. We’re diving into social anxiety and the various ways to navigate through it while growing your connections. In this podcast, you’ll hear us discuss techniques to alleviate those common anxieties that we all experience from time to time.
Here’s the thing; we’re all making our way through life needing to be accepted and loved. It’s no wonder Facebook’s little blue thumbs-up “Like” button has such an . . . (more)
Podcast #11: Give Yourself Permission
BE Permissive. Meg O’Leary has had three distinctly different careers and, in the process, has learned big changes often require giving yourself permission. Meg shares stories from her work in hospitality in Big Sky, MT, her transition into her role as Director of the Montana Department of Commerce, and how she is giving herself permission now, as she embarks on the journey of establishing her own business.
Very few of us have mapped out a clear professional path from beginning to end and then had it actually work out just like we imagined . . . (more)
Podcast #10: Mirror, Mirror, You’re a Damn Liar!
BE Kind. Today’s episode is all about that negative voice in the back of our minds. You know the one, it pipes up when it shouldn’t, creates doubt about what you look like, who you are and challenges whether you’ve got what it takes to tackle your dreams. Well, we’re going to share some tips on how to quiet that voice.
From hiding in grocery store aisles to sleepless nights, and from mistreating loved ones to giving others more power over us than they really have. We expose it. . . (more)
Podcast #9: Collaboration or Cooperation. How Are You Showing Up?
BE Open. If collaboration is so great, why would someone hesitate to get involved? This episode explores possible barriers that one may have when trying to work with teams.
To BE Collaborative or not to BE. In work and school settings, we often find ourselves in situations where we’re supposed to be collaborating but in the midst of a task or project. . . (more)
Podcast #8: Affecting Change With Conscious Fashion
BE Socially Conscious. Jen Perry is the owner and inventor of Jelt, a patent-pending elastic belt made from 100% recycled water bottles. The best part of the Jelt Belt brand is their commitment to giving back to American soldiers wounded in combat and to incarcerated women who want to gain valuable job skills prior to release. We speak to Jen about her inspiring innovation and her plans to continue growing her business with a finger on the pulse of social entrepreneurship.
Laying on what she thought was her deathbed, Jen Perry decided that if she lived, she was going to. . . (more)
Podcast #7: Favorite Failure
BE Failing. In this episode, we are talking about the failure we are most proud of. Yeah, you heard that right, we said proud and failure in the same sentence . . . because with every failure there is the opportunity to grow if you choose to.
What do repossessed cars and horribly fudged schedules have in common? They are both caused by fallible humans who . . . (more)
Podcast #6: Collaboration, Competition, Connection
BE Connected. We are talking about what that looks like through an entrepreneurial lens and how we can allow ourselves to be more collaborative and leverage competition all while maintaining strong connections.
It can be a dog eat dog world. When it comes to business, is it better to hold your competition at bay . . . (more)
Podcast #5: BE Purposeful
BE Purposeful. A personal purpose statement can help to give you clarity whether you are defining a mission for your business or trying to figure out your personal goals. We share details on how you can create your personal purpose statement and how to use it to stay focused on your goals, even as they grow and change.
Steer your success with this simple tool! If you’re interested in becoming . . . (more)
Podcast #4: Four Mastermind Meeting Structures
BE Structured: Here are four powerful meeting structures that you can use to get the most out of your mastermind meetings. If you don’t already have a mastermind group, this episode will help you decide if building one is right for you.
This week’s informative podcast focuses on ways you can structure your mastermind meetings so you get the most out of them…(more)
Podcast #3: One Meeting She Never Misses
BE Committed. We interview Katie Goodman; author, performer, writer, and coach. Katie started her own mastermind group recently and we delve into her insights, hiccups, and exuberance as she discovers how a committed and collaborative group has helped her professionally and personally.
Whether you’re considering forming a mastermind or you’re already in one, listening to this illuminating episode is a MUST!
When Katie told us that the one meeting she “never misses” is her mastermind meeting, we knew exactly what…(more)
Podcast #2: Mastermind Group: Find the Right Fit
BE Intentional. Define the mastermind group and get what you need out of it.
Are you feeling like you’re working in a vacuum? If so, it’s time for fresh insights and support from smart, energized collaborators.
Entrepreneurs, professional women, and change makers like you increase their power and productivity when…(more)
Podcast #1: Together We Go Further
BE Collaborative. This podcast episode is about the power of collaboration and how it can help you professionally and personally. One of the tools in our collaboration arsenal, the mastermind, has helped us grow our businesses as well as our individual growth.
We go deep into the why and how to create your own new collaborative team. We share our personal mastermind journey and how it led to creating.…(more)
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